September 1, 2015 Comments Off on Pottinger Peak Country Trail Hong Kong Island

Pottinger Peak Country Trail

Pottinger Peak Country Trail is a short 1.9km hike that is accessible from Chai Wan and takes you a little further down to Sui Sai Wan.

To get the the beginning of the trail you will need to first walk up through the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery off of Lin Shing Road. On a hot day this is quite a difficult task since you will be walking uphill 190 meters through a non-shaded concrete area. After that the trail is entirely flat or downhill.

Trail Head Options

Walk about 1km up Lin Shing Road in Chai Wan through the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
Hike the first 7km of Hong Kong Trail Stage 8
Hike the first 1.5km of Hong Kong Trail Stage 8 Reversed from Big Wave Bay

Starting near the top of the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Chai Wan and circling around Pottinger Peak, Pottinger Peak Country Trail is mostly along paved trails with views overlooking Big Wave Bay and Tathong Channel.

Trail Features

Views overlooking Big Wave Bay and Tathong Channel
Flat & Downhill

Pottinger Peak Country Trail ends near Sui Sai Wan on Cape Collinson Road. Flag down a taxi if you’re lucky enough that one is passing or turn around and do Pottinger Peak Country Trail Reversed.

Trail End Options

Call a taxi
Turn around and do it again on Pottinger Peak Country Trail Reversed

First off, here is a map of the mobile network coverage of Pottinger Peak Country Trail. Take note of telephone booth locations and poor network coverage areas just in case you or one of your team members should have an accident. It is also useful to note the distance marker points so that if you do have an accident, that you can quote the nearest distance post.

mobile network coverage of Pottinger Peak Country Trail

Now lets get hiking! After you have made your way to the trail head following the instructions above, you will find the start of Pottinger Peak Country Trail.

Check out the map before heading off to get your bearings.

Check out the map before heading off to get your bearings.

Continue alongside the fence and then follow the paved trail.

Continue alongside the fence and then follow the paved trail.

Views will start to appear to your right.

Views will start to appear to your right.

Shek O in the far distance.

Shek O in the far distance.

Giant Golden Orb Weaver Spider.

Giant Golden Orb Weaver Spider.

Continue alongside the guardrail.

Continue alongside the guardrail.

Take a left, up the stairs here.

Take a left, up the stairs here.

Big Wave Bay in the foreground, Shek O in the distance.

Big Wave Bay in the foreground, Shek O in the distance.

Shek O in the distance.

Shek O in the distance.

Shek O.

Shek O.

Keep to the paved trail.

Keep to the paved trail.

Keep to the left.

Keep to the left.

Looking towards Clear Water Bay

Looking towards Clear Water Bay

Go straight ahead, down the stairs.

Go straight ahead, down the stairs.

Looking towards LOHAS Park.

Looking towards LOHAS Park.

This is the final descent.

This is the final descent.

Chai Wan becomes visible.

Chai Wan becomes visible.

The end! Ready to turn around and do it again in reverse?

The end! Ready to turn around and do it again in reverse?

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